L'Oréal

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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
393 Reviews
3.1
393 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
165 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very fast-paced environment, you will NEVER find yourself bored, or not know what to do next (in 15 reviews)

  • A lot of responsibility early on (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Intern may experience some pressure and difficulties to manage work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Too many useless and time-wasting tasks - long hours - snob managers (in 36 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting to say the least

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Cool projects, some great co-workers, fantastic cafeteria.

    Cons

    Terrible ego problems, no space for upward mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    planner

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    Former Employee - Planner in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Planner in Florence, KY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they are good to their employee's as far as benefits, they do a lot of outside training, that is more culture training, which is nice they do, But when you get back to work, no one follows that training, so it eventually becomes a waste of time. . They also let you get involved in volunteering and giving back to the community.
      Their Human resource group is top notch, and very qood at what they do, Their manager actually sticks up for her group, so they are not afraid to learn and make mistakes. .

    Cons

    Excessively long hours, due to antiquated processes. Upper management throws tantrums, and ignores people if they made a mistake, Other employees stand offish, and just let you flail around if you are not sure how to do something. All people coming in are engineering majors so materials management is being handled like the building of a rocket, which ties materials hands to move quickly and respond to marketing's needs. All tasks are cumbersome and over analyzed. For every one result, there is about 15 tasks and 4 people involved, again slows down the ability and agility to respond quickly to get results for the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to hire college interns that are material management majors, not engineering majors. The operations group needs to also be managed by experienced Operational people, not an engineering major who happened to over see a group of planners while closing down a plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    TEMP TO HIRE AT L'OREAL COMPANY

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Logistics in Seattle, WA

    I worked at L'Oréal as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great job because it is for such a big worldwide company

    Cons

    I Never got hired on, worked for one year and a few months with a promise almost every month of being hired on in about 6 weeks. I was in a position with other full time employees making about 5$ less an hour for doing the same work until they said they would not be hiring me on and let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Flexibility of the days of the week.

    Cons

    Distance from home to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    Internal Hurdles create more challenges

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Perks, decent pay, very interesting product development. Changing market requires quick changes to meet demand.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, Senior Management is not in tune with challenges throughout organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great adventure with many learning opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, the work style is very professional, and there is a true culture of excellence. I also appreciate the talent diversity.
    There's a strong culture of entrepreneurship. Individuals can really shape their own job to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Maybe getting more feedback would be helpful at some points during work, but normally when you ask for it you get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide brands, great marketing training. Opportunity to rotate internally to get exposure / learn from different business models. The company also evolves with the market - increasing emphasis on digital, continuous R&D. There is a lot of ownership for projects.

    Cons

    Work - life balance could use improvement, especially in subsidiaries. As with many large companies, some politicking is necessary to get up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing to external customers is great - but also listen to the internal market - the employees. While employee surveys are good, follow ups and actions on the results of the surveys could help. Give employees more time outside work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Understand what you have signed-up for!

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Resume Builder
    -Some really intelligent Snr Management and able to learn and grow from
    -Marketplace respect of Brand Marketing and Media Budget
    -Great Benefits (401k, Equinox, Pension)

    Cons

    -Be prepared to work very hard with little recognition and appreciation
    -Long hours and expectations to constantly check-in even when off
    -Lots of talk and little to no-portunity for cross brand or cross divisional moves. HR is useless.
    -Competitive coworkers and TOO MANY internal corporate politics
    -Other Snr Management will be threatened by young, smart, hungry go-getters and WILL throw you under the bus, keep you from spotlight or get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Re-evaluate VP levels. Some are really great. Others are really awful with no care for their employees career development. They causing really smart young talent to RUN!
    -HR needs to help deliver on "Corporate Promises" - moving around company; explorere programs etc
    -Smaller brands operate like its 1980. They are decades beyond Mass and Luxury brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Devil Wears Prada

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free perfume, cosmetics each month.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture. If you are French then you will move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Medieval times are over. We are all human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Key Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great people who you can learn a lot from. Very Passionate Sales Force.

    Cons

    Stressful and doesn't pay as well as it should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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